To an ordinary mind, celebrities and companies are known as money makers. They are usually on the receiving end of the incomes from the public, pocketing loads of money and smiling home rich. However, the tale had a new twist today at Panamera Bar and Restaurant, as the celebrities donated selflessly in a bid to aid the #SaveCarol campaign.
The event started as early as 10:00 am, and chief car washer Bobi Wine was on of the earliest birds. The much celebrated Ghetto president was quick to involve himself in the car washing, and soon parted with 5 million shillings into the coffers of the campaign.
Slowly the rest of the celebrity world trickled in, and soon, due to the presence of well wishers without cars, Khalifa Aganaga was appointed the chief shoe cleaner. Whereas the starting price for washing cars was 50,000 shillings, that of washing shoes was 10,000 shillings.
However, many celebrities defied the odds, paying way above that amount for the noble cause. Designer Kim Swagga paid100,000, Luo Ambassador Coco Finger and Khalifa Aganaga paid 150,000 and Abryanz of the Abryanz fashion collection paid 100,000 to have their shoes cleaned. Diva Iryn Namubiru contributed 200,000 while NRM Youth Chairman Gadaffi Nassour paid 100,000.
UNRA ushered in a Caterpillar track that was washed for 100,000 while business mogul Sudhir Ruparelia had earlier promised to bring ten cars that would bring his charge to 500,000 shillings. Red Pepper and its daughter companies like Juice Fm and Hello! paid 500,000 shillings, while the NRM Youth wing contributed 5 million shillings.
On top of the monetary contributions, they actively participated in ushering, emceeing, washing cars and donating blood. Most notable was Nince Henry who relentlessly washed cars all day.
Other celebrities in the house that made a notable contribution were Mr. Mosh, Patrick ‘Salvado’ Idringi, A Pass, Fille, Lydia Jazmine, and DJ Nimrod.